Roach Named NABC All-America First Team

Roach Named NABC All-America First Team

Whitworth Story

KANSAS, Mo. --- Whitworth junior Kyle Roach has been named to the NABC All-America First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Thursday morning. The 2018 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-America teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III. The student-athletes selected represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in their division. 

Roach was also awarded First Team All-West Region honoree by D3hoops.com. The two accolades came on the heels of Roach's selection as the NCAA Division III West Region Player of the Year, also by the NABC.


Roach is the fourth Pirate player under head coach Matt Logie to earn NABC All-America recognition, and also the first one to be a first team honoree since Michael Taylor was the NABC Division III Player of the Year in 2011. 

 

2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM

Nate AxelrodOhio Wesleyan, 5-7, Senior, Guard, Dublin, Ohio

Tarchee BrownEastern Connecticut, 6-3, Senior Guard, Rockville. Conn.

Robert DuaxUW Platteville, 6-4, Junior, Guard/Forward, Dubuque, Iowa

Tyheim MonroeCabrini, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Philadelphia, Pa.

Aaron McFarlandChristopher Newport, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Richmond, Va.

Jonathan PatronSUNY Plattsburgh, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Huntington, N.Y.

Kyle Roach, Whitworth, 6-5, Junior, Forward, Marinwood, Calif.

Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross, 6-7, Senior, Forward, Ackerly, Texas

 

2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM

Chimaechi EkekeugborBaruch, 6-5, Senior, Matawan, N.J.

Aston FrancisWheaton, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Tyler, Texas

Edvinas RupkusSkidmore, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania

Ryan BrunsOhio Northern, 6-8, Junior, Center, Chickasaw, Ohio

Brandon FedericiFranklin and Marshall, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Morganville, N.J.

James HeskettWilliams, 6-8, Junior, Forward, Cincinnati, Ohio

Josh FreundRoanoke, 6-6, Junior, Forward, Charlotte, N.C.

Collin OlmscheidAugsburg, 6-8, Senior, Buffalo, Minn.

 

2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM

Jalen AdamsOlivet, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Saginaw, Mich.

Keenan Gumbs, Schreiner, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Cibolo, Texas

Jay HowardCatholic, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Pennsauken, N.J.

Jake RossSpringfield, 6-4, Sophomore, Guard, Northampton, Mass.

Andrew SandersWashington U. in St. Louis, 6-5, Senior, Forward, Tampa, Fla.

Michael ScarlettClaremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Irvine, Calif.

Tyler StengleinNazareth, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Rochester, N.Y.

Sam ToneyNew Jersey City, 6-4, Sophomore, Forward, Plainfield, N.J.